Jannus will be closing their main buildings for the foreseeable future. ION will continue to be available through email and the planned web-workshops will continue. ION is also happy to offer virtual meetings and virtual TA. Please let us know what you need!
Many school districts in the state of Idaho are providing school breakfast and lunch to youth. Each participating district is doing it slightly differently, so go to your district's website for specific details.
SAVE THE DATE- October 14-16 ION's Power Up Summit Going Virtual This Year
Due to COVID-19, ION's Annual Power Up Summit will be held virtually this year. We are looking forward to incorporating many features from our in-person Summit, including fantastic speakers, vendor tables, door prizes, etc. Registration will open soon!
AmeriCorps position available with University of Idaho Extension and Idaho Out-of-School Network
Are you interested in helping to increase academic interest and engagement in STEM subjects and improve social-emotional development of underserved youth aged 5-18 through Positive Youth Development out-of-school programs? Would you like to work on a mobile STEM maker space trailer and Behavior Management Institute with ION? You are invited to apply to be an AmeriCorps from September 1st, 2020 to August 31, 2021.
Building Block 7: Ongoing Staff Support and Volunteer Development
(August 27th, 10AM)
Introduction to Building Block 7: Ongoing Staff Support and Volunteer Development. What is "Ongoing Staff Support and Volunteer Development" and why is it essential to the Idaho Building Blocks for Out-of-School Time Quality. This training will also include an overview of the ION website and resources available.
Is your community in need of high-quality out-of-school time programming? Idaho 4-H and AmeriCorps are partnering to deliver out-of-school programs to your county. They are currently looking for sponsors for the 2020-2021 program year to host AmeriCorps members.
Weiser's BEST Afterschool Program is doing amazing things. Check it out! Also, if you are interested in the possibility of ION creating a program profile for your program, please contact us. We are hoping to create a variety of program profiles over the next couple of years.
Out-of-school time programs and organizations have a variety of stakeholders including parents, school day staff, funders, community leaders, other policy makers, etc. The information contained in the Communication Toolkit is intended to help you share advocate for out-of-school time programming and why your program makes a difference.
WATCH DAVID RUSH, OUR AMAZING KEYNOTE FROM THIS YEAR'S SUMMIT, BREAK A WORLD RECORD!
STEM in OST
In 2018, more than 125 out-of-school programs in Idaho filled out a survey about STEM in out-of-school time. Check out the results of this survey. This data is useful to understand the landscape of STEM in out-of-school time in Idaho. Please let us know if you have any questions.